Phase 6. Add Garbage Recycle Factory

As a bonus we will add a garbage recycle factory that will recycle the waste the factory produces. We already know how to properly add a new object to the supply chain and define its policies, so we will not describe it in detail this time.

Create a new product
  1. Click Data to return to the input tables.

  2. Open the Products table and click Add to add a new product.
  3. Name it Waste
  4. Set its Selling Price and Cost to 0 GBP.

Now define conversion rule for this product

Define conversion rules
  1. Open the Unit Conversions table and create a new record.
  2. Double-click the Product cell and select Waste.
  3. Now define that 1 m3 of plastic is equal to 1 pcs.

Now we need to adjust the existing bill of materials to define that the Waste product is a by-product.

Adjust BOMs
  1. Open the BOM table.
  2. Select both cells of the By-Products column and press Space.
  3. In the opened dialog box click Add to create a new record.
  4. Set Product to Waste.
  5. Set Quantity to 0.1.
Done, now we can create a new factory object.

Add new factory

  1. Click the  Create warehouse icon in the map toolbar.
  2. Now create a new factory by double-clicking the map. It doesn't matter where you place the new factory as long as it is on the territory of the United Kingdom.
  3. In the automatically opened DCs and Factories table:

Now we will define inventory for the Factory and the Recycle factory objects.

Update inventory

  1. Open the Inventory table.
  2. Create a new record by clicking Add.
  3. Set Facility to Factory.
  4. Set Product to Waste
  5. Set Policy Type to No replenishment.
  6. Now create another record and:

Let us define the sourcing policy for the Recycling factory.

Define sourcing

  1. Open the Sourcing table.
  2. Create a new record by clicking Add.
  3. Set Delivery Destination to Recycle factory.
  4. Set Product to Waste
  5. Now specify the source of the product by double-clicking the cell of the Sources column and double-clicking Factory.

    Note: if you single-click the check box, you will have to deselect the default (All sites) option, since it will remain checked.

Lastly, we will specify the cost of sending the waste to the recycle factory.

Specify the processing cost

  1. Open the Processing Cost table.
  2. Create a new record by clicking Add.
  3. Set Facility to Recycle factory.
  4. Set Product to Waste.
  5. Set Type to Inbound shipment processing.
  6. Set Cost to 0.01 GBP.

Finally, we can run the experiment.

Run the Simulation experiment and observe results

  1. Navigate to the experiments section and click Simulation experiment.

  2. Click the toolbar Run in virtual time mode without animation button to run the experiment at max speed without displaying the map
  3. Click Stop when the experiment completes and choose Yes in the dialog box to save results.

Now we can analyze the collected data. We adjust the parameters of the existing Available Inventory statistics.

Analyze the received data

  1. Click the Change settings icon of the Available Inventory statistics to open the dialog box.
  2. Double-click the Contains cell of the Object record in the Additional settings table and deselect all but the Factory and the Recycle factory objects.
  3. Now double-click the cell Contains cell of the Product record and deselect all products but Waste.
  4. Finally, for the Object and the Product records switch the toggle buttons in the Show column to Per Item.

  5. Select Line chart type in the Preview section.
  6. And click the Daily / Accumulate toggle button to observe data per each day of simulation.

  7. Click OK to close the dialog box and add the statistics to the dashboard.
    The chart will instantly show the current available inventory of each DC. Observe the data.

  8. Click the Show legend icon and highlight the inventories at each object by clicking the legend items.
    As you can see, the amount of waste at the Factory stays low, since the Recycle factory takes it away on weekly basis.

That's it! we have added a recycle plant to our supply chain.

We have completed the sixth phase of this tutorial and with the last step we also completed the production tutorial, describing how to design production within your supply chain.



  Phase 5. Define production and sale batches